Fr. Rick's Sermons

The Debtors’ Prison
Sunday, August 16, 2015

A great deal of discussion has occurred recently about the problem of mass criminal incarceration in the United States. State and federal prisons have approximately 1.5 million in mates. On any given day about 700,000 persons are in local jails but millions more pass in and out of the jail system every year.

Exorcising the Demons
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Are brothers and sisters in certain parts of our country continue to grieve as family and friends are lost to tragic and violent deaths carried out by certain perpetrators.

We Are the Temple of God
Sunday, August 02, 2015

When Presvytera and I moved to Boston to attend the seminary, it was the first time that either one of us had lived anyplace other than the Twin Cities as adults. Both of us had moved around quite a bit as kids but Minnesota was definitely home. Many new and different things caught our attention.

God Can Feed/Fill Us
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Picture this: a teenager standing in front of refrigerator or a cupboard full of food and saying, “There is nothing to eat around here.” Sound familiar? We ourselves have probably done the same thing and then decided to go out to eat or

Jesus Fulfills the Law & Prophets
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Have you ever heard someone say, “It doesn’t make one iota of difference.”? What does a person mean when they say that? It means, no matter what you do, it will not make the smallest difference in the outcome.

Virtue of Competition
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Last evening a group of parishioners attended the professional soccer game between our home team Minnesota United and the Ottowa Fury at the National Sports Center in Blaine. We watched a hard fought match that resulted in a 1-1 tie.

Jesus Do Not Disturb Me!
Sunday, July 05, 2015

When you stay in a hotel or motel, there is a little sign that you can hang on the outside of your door that says, “Do Not Disturb!” How many of us have taken one of these signs and used them at home? Do Not Disturb! This is basically what the two demoniacs say to Jesus in today’s Gospel reading from

How Much? This Much
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! A father was reading a bedtime story to his young daughter and the story concluded with an emphasis on a parents’ love for their child.

Follow Me
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Learning a foreign language is difficult for some people, especially if they are adults and especially if it is their first second language. Probably one of the more difficult tasks in learning a language is not the nouns but the verbs.

Talk is Not Cheap
Sunday, June 07, 2015

What is a white lie? It is defined as “a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone's feelings.”

God is Within Us
Sunday, May 31, 2015

There is a lot of violence, suffering and death in the world around us. The continuing war in the Middle East, the increasing murders in Baltimore and Chicago, the tragic deaths all over our own Twin Cities, whether due to crime, illness or accident. It all seems very tragic and at times random.

Jesus Prays for Us Too
Sunday, May 24, 2015

I need a volunteer for today’s sermon. It does not mean that you will give the sermon but it does mean that you will become part of today’s sermon. Who would like to volunteer? Okay, _____ has volunteered.

Spiritual Blindness
Sunday, May 17, 2015

How many of us have been driving somewhere and arrived without being aware of what route we travelled or cannot remember anything along the way? This typically happens when our mind is preoccupied with something, an important deadline at work, a close friend or family member is seriously ill, a dear loved one who died

Oral and Written Tradition
Sunday, April 19, 2015

How many of us, in sharing our experiences of Holy Week and other elements of our Greek Orthodox Faith and Church, hear a response like, “Mmmm, that’s not in the Bible is it?” If someone said to us, “Sola

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